Muzeum Walki i Męczeństwa w Treblince

  • Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom in Treblinka

History

Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom in Treblinka was created in 1964. It is a branch of the Regional Museum in Siedlce.

Archival and Other Holdings

The Museum includes the former Extermination Camp, the former Punitive Labour Camp, the graver mine, the Execution Place, and so-called The Blach Way (Czarna Droga). It composes a monumental-space project with a symbolic Jewish cemetery (17 thousand of stones and the monument and the monument of the Labour Camp victims). From 2006 there is a permanent exhibition. It is composed from four parts: (1) The civilian population in the September 1939, (2) The German occupation and the Punitive Labour Camp, (3) The Jewish tombstones, (4) The Jewish Extermination Camp. The biggest part of exhibition is devoted to the Extermination Camp. There are, among other things, the copies of the pictures made by Samuel Willenberg - the survivor of this camp, the big model of the camp, a lot of historical photographs, the Jewish tombstones, which were be used by the Nazi as a building materials. They were be excavated from the "Black Way" (the way which joined two camps). They originate from the Jewish cemetery in Kosów Lacki.

Opening Times

Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom is open everyday between 9.00 and 19.00.

Sources

  • Mémorial/online search